supper

noun
sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Definition of supper

1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at midday
b : a social affair featuring a supper especially : an evening social especially for raising funds a church supper
2 : the food served as a supper eat your supper
3 : a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of supper in a Sentence

I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers. It's almost time for supper. We took a walk after supper. I had too much wine at supper. He didn't come home for supper.
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Bacon and his pregnant wife, smoky-voiced singer Greta Keller, hosted a soiree that included cocktails for 150 guests followed by a sit-down supper for 50 at Castle Hill, their home in the Hollywood Hills. Wendy Grossman Kantor, EW.com, "Who killed the Masked Marvel?," 27 June 2019 Singing for your supper is a romantic notion with roots in the medieval minstrels of Europe. Hector Saldana, ExpressNews.com, "Piñata Protest, restaurant musicians celebrated at Talón Fest in San Antonio," 13 June 2019 The weekend kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a fund-raising preview party featuring live music, cocktails and a strolling supper. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Big Bounce in Fraser, Motor City Pride, Art of Fire in Royal Oak," 5 June 2019 The pilot took a smaller one for his supper while fish mongers gathered around, counting out fish and tossing them into a pile. Alec Jacobson, National Geographic, "Fishermen fight to survive on the world's second largest lake," 3 May 2019 Four of the six people living here are in their tents now, next to their cookstoves, two by two, warming up and preparing their suppers. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, "Polar Light," 10 Jan. 2019 There’s nothing more distasteful than acting up at supper, be it a dinner party or family meal. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "What Does It Really Mean To Have Southern Taste?," 8 June 2018 The pasta supper remains popular with clients and their families. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Opportunity Works Hosts 7th Annual Pasta Supper," 1 May 2018 This sandwich-and-scone combo was invented by a peckish noblewoman tired of waiting for Queen Victoria at supper. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in London," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of supper

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for supper

Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup

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supper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of supper

: the evening meal
chiefly US : a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal
chiefly British : a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening

supper

noun
sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Kids Definition of supper

1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering

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